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Dinner and breakfast in Melbourne?

Jeff C. Aug 1, 2007 10:11 AM

Will be overnighting in Melbourne later this month on my way to Miami. Am looking for nonchain casual restaurants emphasizing fresh ingredients with seafood a plus. Any price range except deluxe is fine. Thanks in advance for your help!

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    lblake Aug 1, 2007 06:00 PM

    La Placita's restuarant for dinner- Blueberry Muffin in Idialantic for Breakfast

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      TomFl Aug 2, 2007 06:04 AM

      Where are you staying?

      Many of the recomendations could be 30-45 mins away.

      Tom

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        Jeff C. Aug 2, 2007 10:09 AM

        We are staying at the Marriot Courtyard at 2101 W. New Haven Ave.

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        cavandre Aug 2, 2007 04:07 PM

        One of our favorites for dinner is Pineda Crossing, about 15 minutes north on Rt. 1

        Their website is: http://www.pinedacrossing.com/

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          TomFl Aug 3, 2007 05:31 AM

          You are in the heart of chains country,but only about 15 mins from old downtown Melbourne.

          Ethel and Fred's is an old west Melbourne country dining joint from 30 years ago,for breakfast.

          The kind of meat and threes place you read about on Chowhound.

          Here is a good site to get you started,and includes the excellent Pineda Crossing mentioned above.

          http://perpetualtravel.com/marc/brevr...

          Tom

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            mustardgm Aug 3, 2007 07:59 AM

            Haru, at the corner of New Haven Ave. & Wickham, has some of the best sushi in the area. Continental Flambe, in Downtown Melbourne on Old New Haven Ave., has some of the best budget priced fine dining cuisine in Brevard County. Islands Fish Grill, in Indialantic on Fifth Avenue(Rte. 192), is probably day in and day out the busiest seafood restaurant in town, and is very reasonably priced. I personally have never been that big a fan of Pineda Crossings, which will probably get me flamed on this board;have felt they are no better or worse than a Friday's or the like. For breakfast, stick to Ethel & Fred's rather than drive across the causeway in the AM and then have to head back out to 95.

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              Jeff C. Aug 3, 2007 08:40 AM

              Thanks for the tips! A coworker also mentioned Island Pasta Company. Any good?

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                cavandre Aug 3, 2007 12:25 PM

                Haven't heard much in the way of yea or nay on Island Pasta recently.
                If you want to check their menu: http://www.islandpasta.com/menu.htm

                While I won't flame mustardgm, I really have to disagree with when he compares Pineda to Fridays. I'd rather eat out of a vending machine then go to a TGIF, which I find are a serious step down from Chili's or Applebee's.

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